规律生活   林钰堂

 

 

弟子文渊发现
每日坚持做一事很难
请我开示

生活若无规律
即不易维持定课
时冷时热
自然变成断断续续
甚至无以为继

每日排好一定的行程
循序渡日便成习惯
习性牵引
坚持便非难事

而要维持规律生活
先要心中定好轻重
不逐世事流转
恆以法务为先

修行要有成
必须有恆精进持久
而此全赖每日定课之养成积习
实修行者宜多加注意此点

                      二○一二年十月十一日
                      养和斋    于加州

 

Routine Life

 

Yutang Lin

 

 

Disciple Wen Yuan (Pond of Literature) discovered that
It is very difficult to insist on doing something daily
And asked for my advice

Life without a routine
Would not be easy to sustain regular sessions
At times hot and at times cold
Naturally it becomes off and on all the time
Even to the extent of becoming impossible to continue

Set a definite routine for everyday
Passing days accordingly will become a habit
With habitual tendency leading and pulling
Sustaining something will not be difficult

And in order to maintain a routine life
First of all one need to decide in mind
What is heavier and what is light
Not to run after worldly matters
Always put Dharma at the foremost

For Dharma practices to end in attainments
It is necessary to have in advance
Constant diligence that is long-lasting
And this all depends on having cultivated
The habit of daily routine Dharma sessions
Genuine Dharma practitioners
Should pay more attention to this fine point

 

Written in Chinese and translated on October 11, 2012
El Cerrito, California